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Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia provided by Grim Philly Twilight Tours

Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Cemetery and Serial Killers Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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About
Embark on a history tour with a twist. On this afternoon outing in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood, you won’t just see the major sights: you’ll also hear spooky stories about the ghosts and serial killers that are associated with the city’s centuries-old landmarks. Led by a trained historian or college professor, you’ll visit Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and Christ Church, among other destinations.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Learn about Philadelphia’s history from a historian or college professor
Guaranteed admission to Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground
Discover Old City, home to Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks
Enjoy a complimentary beverage or sample of moonshine at the end
What to expect
This tour begins right outside the Independence Visitor Center, located just steps from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. On this outing, you won’t just see many of Old City’s most famous landmarks—you’ll also learn the unconventional ghost stories and legends of serial killers that are written into the city’s history. As you go, discover some of Philadelphia's most popular landmarks, including the Betsy Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley (the oldest residential street in the country). The tour also includes admission to Christ Church—which was founded in 1695, and which counted George Washington and Benjamin Franklin among its parishioners—and its adjacent Burial Ground. As you spot the gravestones belonging to various Founding Fathers, your guide (a trained historian or college professor) will also share stories about the city's history as well as the insalubrious characters that once haunted its streets. At the conclusion of the tour, stop for a beverage or sample of moonshine in the neighborhood.
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Important information
Inclusions
Serial Killer Tales AND Historic Sightseeing in One • Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley, Benjamin Franklin's Grave Sites will be Visited • History Teacher Tour Guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Across the street from Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell. "Outside" the Market Street doors of the Independence Visitor Center.
Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA Inside a cultural tavern for a complimentary beverage or sampling.
Inclusions
Serial Killer Tales AND Historic Sightseeing in One • Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley, Benjamin Franklin's Grave Sites will be Visited • History Teacher Tour Guide
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Across the street from Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell. "Outside" the Market Street doors of the Independence Visitor Center.
Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA Inside a cultural tavern for a complimentary beverage or sampling.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA Inside a cultural tavern for a complimentary beverage or sampling.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Children should be accompanied by an adult due to adult content on the tour
Minimum age is 12 years
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Independence Visitor Center
    599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    Across the street from Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell. "Outside" the Market Street doors of the Independence Visitor Center.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Benjamin Franklin's Grave
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Independence Hall
  • 3
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Christ Church
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Arch Street Meeting House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The President's House
  • 6
    Arch Street Meeting House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Grim Philly Twilight Tours
  • 7
    Christ Church Burial Ground
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Old City
    Old City, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Inside a cultural tavern for a complimentary beverage or sampling.
    See address & details
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RebelHeart87
East Liverpool, OH72 contributions
Interesting and Entertaining!!
One of the first reasons we picked this tour was because there wouldn’t be children on it. The second was because it had really good reviews on this site.
We were not let down by those reviews!
We had Joe for our tour, and he was filling in for the guy who has been the more recent guide. He asked that we didn’t hold it agains him since it had been awhile since he’d guided this tour… well, it must’ve been like riding a bike because he was GREAT!
I love guides who are engaging and entertaining, and he was on point on both accounts!
It was a decent amount of walking, but we stopped often to learn about something historical, or someone who was just bat s%!t crazy and killed people.
What’s a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon?!?
10/10 would recommend, but please remember what they say about no kids and that it could be distressing for some people. But if serial killers and wacky history interest you, then I’d check it out!!
Written 31 July 2021
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lindini
Bloomington, IL101 contributions
A great way to spend an evening
I really enjoyed this tour. It was as much a historical tour as a ghost tour but I was ok with that. The group was small and Ted seemed very passionate about the topics. He took time to chat with everyone individually which was nice. Overall I would happily recommend.
Written 29 July 2021
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Manny L
1 contribution
so much dark fun! :)
Jul 2021
Had a 1 night stay in Philly and was lucky enough to catch this tour. The Guide Joe was incredibly knowledgeable about the city, the ghosts and the weird dark history. It was a lot of fun!! I would leave the kids at home b/c some of this is really dirty - I loved it. LOL
Written 27 July 2021
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Dread_Pirate_Kris
Atlanta, GA18 contributions
Best walking tour in Philadelphia
Toni was amazing. She provided a great balance of history and comedy, plus we learned all kinds of interesting things about the seedy part of Philly history.

I highly recommend this tour. Keep in mind, this tour is R rated, in the best possible way!
Written 23 July 2021
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Carrie C
2 contributions
Great tour
Jul 2021
We had a great time. Our tour guide Ted was full of historic tales and serial killer lore. We went on a hot day but water was available at one stop. Would definitely recommend for an adult only good time.
Written 18 July 2021
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Kristen R
31 contributions
Excellent Out of the Box Tour
This is a very unique tour. Ted was an awesome tour guide. I love that the material presented is factually based. Ted clearly loves this stuff and knows what he is talking about.
Written 10 July 2021
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Danielle A
2 contributions
Awesome tour
Jul 2021 • Couples
Ted was very informative, fun and personable. Would definitely recommend!! Might come back for the night tour
Written 10 July 2021
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Brianna L
1 contribution
Ted was great
Jun 2021 • Family
Ted was phenomenal! He was so informative, funny, and knowledgeable. I'd have him for every tour if I could.
Written 26 June 2021
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Heidi K
2 contributions
Fun and interesting tour!
Ted gave an excellent tour. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about the topics! He knows a lot about history in addition to serial killers!
Written 9 June 2021
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Ashley B
1 contribution
Best tour guide in Philly...Ted!
May 2021 • Friends
This is an awesome tour. I’ve done 6 different tours in Philly since moving here in December and Ted is by far the best one. Knowledgeable, funny, engaging, and gives just a ton of interesting information. It’s basically like hanging out with a really cool guy for 2-1/2 hours that tells you a bunch of fascinating stories. This is the second time I did this one. My brother came in town for the weekend and we only had time to do one tour so I just went with the best one. I loved it just as much the second time.
Written 26 May 2021
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Awesome!
Toni is the best. Thank you for your knowledge, humor and making our first night in Philly a treat! I especially en
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Fun
Everything was great. Toni was awesome. She was very funny. This is a walking tour but it's not too many blocks
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This is a MUST DO!
This is a “must do” while visiting Philly! I would highly recommend doing this your first night so you can go back
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Toni is a true gem
Toni was an amazing tour guide! We decided to buy tickets while we were spending the weekend in Philly. We thorough
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Sarah was a wonderful tour guide
We had planned on doing this tour anyway but we're so excited it was included in our go pass. Sarah was an amazing
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A great way to experience history.
Our tour was fantastic. Our guide, Joe, was extremely knowledgeable about everything pertaining to the Historic Dis
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Fun time
Ask for Antoinette (Toni)! She was great and had a well thought out tour. She was a lot of fun and had everyone eng
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Amazing!!
Toni is the best!! You don’t want to miss this tour!!! So happy I found this to take! It’s actually a tour that yo
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Fun with Toni
So much information in a fun and exciting way from Toni tonight. Highly recommend making this one of your stops in
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Outstanding tour with Toni tonight! She is a hoot with tons of hilarious and interesting stories. We loved it.
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Adult tour was great
Toni was great! Lots of fun tid bits about revolutionary history and philly. Would highly recommend!
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Great!
Our tour guide, Ted, was so very knowledgeable of the history of Philadelphia! He told lots of interesting storie
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Great way to start a day in the Old City!
I’m visiting Philly and only have one day to see all the historical sites. Our guide, Ted, was super knowledgeable
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Toni was entertaining and the tour was a great experience. We went to many landmarks and learned a lot of informati
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it was amazing!
it was amazing! our tour guide, toni was the best!! it was very comical and a very engaging experience!
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